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SALEM — A family’s shed is a complete loss following a Monday night fireworks mishap in Salem. Officials believe a lit firework became lodged under the corner of the 10-foot-by-10-foot shed at 10:45 p.m. at 422 N. Pierce St., causing a blaze that destroyed the structure and its contents, according to Salem Fire Chief Nathan Olinger.
Here are five stories to know headed into Wednesday, July 5. 1. Two teenagers were seriously injured in a crash near Mitchell Tuesday night. 2. Fireworks are now legal in Canistota, and two locals are making the most of the rule change.
Two teenagers sustained serious, but non-life threatening injuries in a crash Tuesday night east of Mitchell. Mitchell resident Deven Winter, 17, and a 13-year-old female passenger were transported to Avera Queen of Peace Hospital following a one-vehicle rollover four miles east of Mitchell on South Dakota Highway 38, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
PLANKINTON — A 40-year-old woman received minor injuries following a motorcycle crash Sunday. Kendra Brandenburg, of Lane, failed to negotiate a left-hand curve at 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 281, about nine miles north of Plankinton, according to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. Brandenburg went into the ditch and was separated from the motorcycle, a 2007 Honda Shadow. She was wearing a helmet and was transported to a Mitchell hospital by ambulance. Charges are pending, according to the Department of Public Safety.
The Davison County Highway Department will be closing the Foster Street bridge, north of Shanard Road, for bridge construction. The bridge will be closed beginning Monday, July 10, and remain closed until Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Here are five stories to know headed into Monday, July 3. 1. A longtime Mitchell nurse was surprised over the weekend with a 1967 Ford Mustang. There's a great backstory as to why.
The following cases were disposed in Davison County Magistrate Court between June 5 and June 19. • Marisa Hope Abernathy, 39, Box Elder, speeding on interstate highway; $19 fine; $66 costs. • William J. Jay Sternhagen, 31, Mitchell; speeding on other roadways; $19 fine; $66 costs. • Jake Michael Jarman, 16, Mitchell; speeding on a state highway; $99 fine; $66 costs. • Jason Ray Countryman, 28, Sioux Falls; failure to make proper stop at stop intersection; $54 fine; $66 costs; seat belt violation, $25 fine.
Q: What's the purpose of the contract recently approved to allow someone to remove minnows from the city of Mitchell's wastewater treatment lagoons? A: With demand for minnows for bait in the area, Mitchell Public Works Director Tim McGannon said a contract approved in May to allow minnow removal from the city's wastewater lagoons was a way to generate additional revenue for the city.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: Stickney FUNDRAISER SUCCESSFUL FOR SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER: A recent quilt raffle in Stickney raised $1,838.50 for new flooring in the Stickney Senior Citizens Center. Modern Woodmen matched $500 raised. The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show support for community causes, organizations or individuals in need through fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $10 million to community needs across the country each year.
Fireworks will light up the night sky on the Fourth of July over Lake Mitchell to commemorate our nation’s Independence Day. The show will begin at dusk or approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Mitchell Exchange Club’s Troy Eilts.